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9th Circ. Boots Oracle's Bid For $1.3B In SAP Software Suit

The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that Oracle Corp. can accept $356 million from SAP AG for infringing Oracle's software copyrights or head to a new trial on damages but can't reinstate the $1.3 billion awarded by the jury in the case.

  • Google's $8.5M Privacy Deal Fails ‘Smell Test,’ Judge Says

    A California federal judge said Friday he’d likely reject Google Inc.’s $8.5 million settlement in a class action claiming the tech giant illegally divulged search data, saying the fact most of the money would go to charities Google already supports “doesn’t pass the smell test.”

  • Four Said To Be Vying For Seat On Delaware High Court

    Four candidates — two sitting judges, a former judge and a corporate attorney — have put their names into the hat to vie for the Delaware Supreme Court seat to be vacated when Justice Carolyn Berger retires next week, sources familiar with the nominating process said on Friday.

  • SEC Awards First Whistleblower Award To Compliance Pro

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said it has granted its first whistleblower award to a compliance and audit professional when it agreed to pay $300,000 to an employee of an unnamed company who brought the agency information that led to an enforcement action.

  • Boston Scientific Wins 2nd Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trial

    A Massachusetts jury sided with Boston Scientific Corp. on Friday in the second bellwether trial involving the company’s pelvic mesh devices, finding that a transvaginal sling was not defectively designed and the company adequately warned of risks associated with the device.

  • Takeda, Eli Lilly Stuck With $9B Actos Verdict

    A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday denied a Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly & Co. bid to overturn the $9 billion verdict in a bellwether trial over allegations the companies hid the cancer risks of diabetes drug Actos, upholding the jury's punitive damages award.